University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes information to help find, grow, use and store in-season fruits and vegetables in Maine.

To order or download publications to fit the season, including June favorites: Bulletin 4047, “Let’s Preserve Strawberries,” Bulletin 4039, “Let’s Preserve Jams, Jellies and Spreads,” Bulletin 4380, “Canning & Freezing Quick Guides” and Bulletin 4256, “Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Peas,” visit

Freezing fruits and vegetables in season and making low-sugar jams and jellies are simple, effective ways to increase access to a year-round supply of local foods, cut back on sugar and reduce food expenses.

UMaine Extension educator Kathy Savoie recommends getting up-to-date information on the best methods, canners, jars and seals to use to ensure a safe result before preserving food.

Recommendations are available from local UMaine Extension offices and online at, including upcoming food preservation workshops and how-to videos.

For more information, call 581-3188 or 800-287-0274 in Maine.

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